Demandbase, a go-to-market (GTM) company, hired Kelly Hopping as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Michael Wilczak as Chief Strategy & Development Officer. Hopping succeeds Jon Miller, who’s transitioning into the role of Chief Evangelist at Demandbase while he lays the groundwork for his next venture as a startup CEO.
“I joined Demandbase just over three years ago via the Engagio acquisition and am incredibly proud of the many accomplishments we’ve made in that time,” said Miller in a LinkedIn post. “I’ve learned so much during this time and am thankful to the team here at Demandbase — the marketers and sellers, the executives, the product and success teams, the G&A team… everyone. It’s been an honor to work alongside such talented, dedicated and inspiring individuals, and I can’t wait to see what this amazing company does next.”
Hopping holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University. Previously, she worked for Kraft Foods, Dell, AMD, Rackspace and Gartner Digital Markets. Most recently, she served as HYCU’s CMO.
For his part, Wilczak spent 20 years building market-leading technology companies. Previously, he held several executive roles at iCIMS where he led product, acquisitions, ecosystem and strategy. Prior to iCIMS, Wilczak was Chief Strategy Officer at Wipro where he led the global growth of the company's IT and business processes.
"As a GTM company, we understand the immense difference that the right marketing and company strategy can make in a B2B organization," said Gabe Rogol, CEO of Demandbase, in a statement. "As such, finding the right leadership for our next stage of growth was essential. We won the lottery when we found both Kelly and Mike. Each brings a depth of experience and proven skill sets. Kelly brings her background in growing several well-respected tech companies and leading a portfolio of brands at Gartner. Mike has spent the past 20 years driving successful growth strategies on a global level and I couldn't be more excited about the expertise and vision he brings to the table. To say we're thrilled to be welcoming them is an understatement and we're looking forward to doing important, innovative work together to transform the industry."